Beijing — A Chinese company has offered Chinese workers the chance to live in Vietnam for $4.6 million to fill their labour shortages.
The offer comes after China’s leaders announced on Thursday that they were considering a massive trade war with the US over China’s trade surplus with the country.
A Vietnamese official said the company would hire Chinese workers from around the country for about $8 million, but that it had not yet determined whether it would open an office.
The state-run Xinhua news agency reported that the company’s proposal was made during the state visit to Beijing by Chinese President Xi Jinping.
“The new arrangement will benefit more than 1.3 million Chinese workers who are currently working abroad, and help them get back to work,” Xinhua said.
It said the deal could bring an end to an era of temporary foreign workers.
In a statement, the company said it was also looking for candidates for additional jobs in Vietnam.
The company said that it would make the offer available to Chinese nationals who work abroad and also Vietnamese nationals.